Greek protests go global

Demonstrations against the response of the Greek police have spread well outside the country’s border. In Italy, police blocked off roads around the Greek embassy as protestors tried to gather. The Greek police have been violent and cowardly said demonstrators from the Italian communists and some anarchist parties.

Five Italian police officers and a soldier were hurt in the confrontations. In Madrid and Barcelona it was a similar scene. A police station in the Spanish capital was attacked. Demonstrators broke windows and injured several policemen. In Barcelona, 800 mostly Greek protestors had tried to break through a police cordon. A bank was destroyed.

At least 32 people were arrested in Copenhagen when their demonstration in support of Greek rioters turned violent. Around 150 people belonging to a Copenhagen “underground” movement took to the streets, throwing bottles and paint bombs at buildings, police cars and officers.

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